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Beyonce And Jay-Z To Perform At Grammys

January 20th, 2014 5:03pm EST
Beyonce and Jay-Z
After weeks of speculation, it appears Beyonce and Jay-Z have been confirmed as performers at the Grammys next week.

While Grammy organizers haven't announced what Jay-Z and Beyonce will do at the awards show, their names appeared in a commercial Sunday night along with a list of other performers such as Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lorde, Daft Punk, and Kendrick Lamar.

Jay-Z could be headed to the stage multiple times, as his nine nominations is the most for an artists this year. His nods include Best Rap Song for Holy Grail and Best Rap Album for Magna Carta...Holy Grail.

The show will be...
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Beyonce Says Gender Equality Is A Myth In New Essay

January 13th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce talks about gender equality in a new essay for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink," a study put together by Arnold Schwarzenegger's estranged wife Maria Shriver.

The pop star discusses issues facing working women in "Gender Equality is a Myth!," including the pay gap between men and women. The singer believes females don't earn as much as men and wants things to change.
 
She writes, "We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn't a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns o...
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Beyonce & Jay Z Rent A Zoo For Daughter Blue Ivy's Birthday

January 11th, 2014 8:34am EST
Beyonce & Jay Z
Beyonce and Jay Z made their daughter Blue Ivy's second birthday really special by renting out a zoo.

On Tuesday, the couple spent the day at the Jungle Island bird sanctuary in Miami Zoo and spent the whole afternoon observing and interacting with monkeys, penguins and kangaroos, according to TMZ.com.

It's unknown how much the A-listers spent on the party for their little one.

It wasn't the only special treat for the toddler. The rapper's close friend Kanye West, who has seven-month-old daughter North with his fiancée Kim Kardashian, wrote Blue Ivy a lullaby.

And at some point, Beyonce...
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The 'Frozen' Soundtrack Dethrones Queen Beyonce For No. 1

January 9th, 2014 9:04am EST
Frozen
Beyoncé couldn’t get it done for a fourth consecutive week…sigh. She gives up her throne this week to the Frozen soundtrack.  Between Frozen and Beyoncé – albums nos. 1 and 2 – they’re the only albums to sell over 100,000 copies this week.  Christmas has come and gone folks! Frozen grows in sales moving 165,000 copies, while Beyoncé shrinks to 130,000 copies.  For Beyoncé, this is the fourth consecutive week it moves six figures.  According to billboard.com, the album has already surpassed 4 in total album sales and has sold just short of 1.5 million.  After Beyoncé and Frozen, there’s not ...
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Beyonce Tops The Billboard 200 Chart For Third Straight Week Thanks To Post-Holiday Surge

January 2nd, 2014 11:56pm EST
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Beyonce rang in the new year atop the Billboard 200 chart for the third straight week, becoming the first 2013 release to top the chart for three weeks since Justin Timberlake dropped "The 20/20 Experience" in April.

Beyonce also sold over 300,000 copies for the third straight week, making her first to accomplish the feat since 2009 and pushing her new self-titled album up to the 1.3 million mark in sales in just 17 days.

Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed A Dream" was the last to do it, selling over 500,000 copies in each of its first five weeks.

One Direction's "Midnight Memories" moved up a spo...
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Miley Cyrus Says Insulting Quotes About Beyonce Were Made Up

January 2nd, 2014 10:05pm EST
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus blasted reports that she made comments comparing herself to Beyonce in a new magazine cover story, saying that her quotes about Queen B were "made up."

Miley reportedly said that Beyonce's career downfall was giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy in the quote, which was obtained by Us Weekly via London's Mail Online, which has since pulled their story.

"As Beyonce grows in motherhood and all the crap it does to your body, it will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up and no one else can properly fill that void right now," Miley reportedly said in an interview with Love ...
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Welcome 2014 With The 100 Hottest Celebrity Bikini Photos Of The Past Year

January 1st, 2014 4:01pm EST
Welcome 2014 With The 100 Hottest Celebrity Bikini Photos Of The
2013 was a very eventful year when it came to celebrities flaunting their bikini bods.

Jessica Alba, among others, hit the beaches of popular celeb hangout St. Barth's, a French island in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, back in April. The island is is a favorite of several celebs during the holiday season, like Russell Simmons, Stephanie Seymour and Olivia Palermo.

British supermodel Cara Delevingne opted for Barbados, where she spent time with both her family and with pal Rihanna, a native of the island.

Those weren't the only active beaches during the 2013 holiday seasons (both at the ...
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Celebrity Sex Tape Wish List: Beyonce & Jay Z, Ellen DeGeneres & Portia DeRossi, More

December 31st, 2013 1:00pm EST
Jay Z & Beyonce
Vivid Entertainment just released its "Top 10 Hottest Couples" wish list of stars it would most like to add to its popular celebrity roster.

Prince William and Kate Middleton came in at number one for the third year in a row, followed by Katy Perry and John Mayer in second place and Beyoncé and Jay-Z in third place.

"Kate's pregnancy and birth to Prince George only made the couple more popular. They project natural good looks and good health and their stature on the world stage is unparalleled.  We know our chances of getting them to star in a sex tape are slim, but that's what wish lists...
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The 51 Best Albums Of 2013 - What Made Your List?

December 30th, 2013 6:00pm EST
Daft Punk
Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses. 2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed, its triumphs and flaws. One thing’s for sure – the top ten to fifteen albums are pretty close to the cream of the crop from my perspective. Here are the 50 (+1) best albums of 2013!

1) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
XL

The Ivy Leaguers outdo th...
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Beyonce's 'Heart Goes Out To' Families Who Lost Loved Ones In Challenger Disaster

December 30th, 2013 2:51pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce is defending her use of audio commentary from the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in her new track "XO." The shuttle broke apart shortly after its launch, killing all seven crew members on board.

The song includes a clip from NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt discussing the incident. He says in a six-second soundbite, "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction."

Those who were close to the deceased aren't happy with the clip's inclusion in the pop star's song.

June Scobee Rodgers, widow of Challenger's Commander ...
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Beyonce Recorded About 80 Songs For Her New Album

December 30th, 2013 8:30am EST
Beyonce
Beyonce wound up using just 14 of the 80 songs she recorded for her latest album. Earlier this month, the pop star stunned fans after dropping the self-titled disc without any promotion or advertising prior to its release.

She reveals in a new video on YouTube, titled "Part 3 Run 'N Gun," that she worked on dozens of tracks before embarking on her "Mrs. Carter" world tour in April.

"When I started picking the songs that I gravitated towards, because I recorded about 80 songs, it was the songs that were more effortless to me that stuck around," she explained.

One of the tunes, "Drunk In L...
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Beyonce Lost $3.8 Million Due To Illegal Album Downloads

December 28th, 2013 4:00pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce missed out on approximately $3.8 million in sales after her self-titled new album was illegally downloaded 240,000 times.

The singer stunned fans on Dec. 13 after she dropped the album exclusively on iTunes without prior announcement or advertising.

The release catapulted to the top of music charts around the world. In the United States, a total of 991,000 were sold during the first 10 days of release, and it held on to the Billboard 200 chart crown for two weeks in a row.

But during the same period, 240,000 fans who were unwilling to pay $15.99 for 14 new songs and 17 music vide...
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25 Best R&B Albums Of 2013

December 27th, 2013 6:30pm EST
Beyonce
It truly saddens me to see R&B, a personal favorite style of music, in a state of uncertainty.  2013 found the numbers of R&B down considerably, a trend that is consistent year in and year out. Save for a select few commercial bright spots (led by an unexpected Beyoncé album), R&B only dented the charts. Even so, finding 25 albums with some significance wasn’t difficult to do.  Sure, some of the lowest ranked albums have their flaws, but each has some reason for being selected.  Enjoy!

1) Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
Bad Boy

In a world where R&B and soul music have cooled off consid...
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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Rumors of 2013

December 27th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Kim Kardashian
Being a celebrity has its ups and downs. You have the fame and fortune, the adoring fans and everything you could possible want – all the perks that come with being a star. But at the same time, you have to deal with gossip rags tabloids publishing crazy rumors about you and your relationships every day of your life. Maybe it’s just a small price to pay for the glitz and the glam? Sometimes, though, the rumors are far too absurd for anyone to actually believe.

Let’s take a look at the 10 most ridiculous celebrity rumors of the year:

Khloe Kardashian and Steve Martin are dating

Khloe Kard...
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Beyonce's Album Holds On To Number One Spot

December 27th, 2013 8:14am EST
Beyonce
Beyonce's self-titled album continues to rock the Billboard 200 chart - it spent a second week at number one during Christmas.

The pop star released the surprise album exclusively on iTunes on Dec. 13 with no prior announcement or promotion, and it was an instant hit with fans.

At the close of the music chart week on Dec. 15, Queen B sold 671,000 copies of her fifth studio album. By its second week of release, she sold 991,000 copies in just 10 days. The disc is currently the 12th biggest-selling album of the year.

In second place on the Billboard chart was Garth Brooks' "Blame It All On...
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Beyonce Dances With Terminally-Ill Child During Las Vegas Concert - Watch!

December 26th, 2013 6:03pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce and the Make-A-Wish Foundation gave a terminally-ill girl a night to never forget.

In the video, Ivy McGregor of Philanthropy Program Partnership says a 13-year-old girl named Taylon has “an inoperable tumor on her brain, and her dying wish was to dance with Beyoncé.”

Cameras captured Taylon as she giddily attended the concert in the front row. Little did she know Beyonce intended on asking her to dance.

After hugging Taylon, Beyonce began to sing "Survivor" and dance with the ecstatic young girl. She was still in shock minutes after Beyonce continued the show.

Ivy MgGregor sa...
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Beyonce Was 'Terrified' Over Surprise Release Of Latest Album

December 23rd, 2013 7:01pm EST
Beyonce hot black dress
Beyonce wowed the crowds in a form-fitting Tom Ford black mosaic dress Saturday night, when she arrived at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City for the release party of her new self-titled "visual" album.

Queen B paired the sexy little number with a pair of matching thigh-high boots that surely had pulses racing.

"Beyonce" includes 14 new songs and 17 music videos, which the singer debuted during a private listening and viewing for a handful of guests, including the directors of each video and some lucky fans who won a radio contest.

"I was terrified. I was so scared. I alr...
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Beyonce Gives Hundreds Of Gift Cards To Shoppers At Small Town Walmart

December 21st, 2013 2:00pm EST
Beyonce at walmart
Shoppers at a Massachusetts Walmart were shocked on Friday when Beyonce handed out hundreds of gift cards to fans during a surprise shopping trip to the store.

The singer stopped by the big box store in Tewksbury and gave every person on site $50 gift cards, which came enclosed in envelopes signed by the pop star. She bought a total of 750 cards, costing her $37,500, the store manager told Us Weekly.

One Walmart customer posted an image of the singer on Instagram with the caption: "Beyonce just hit up walmart and purchased everyone in the store $50 gift cards. Beyonce for president."

The...
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Rumor Patrol: Demi Lovato Appalled By 'X Factor' Joke, Taylor Swift Bans Beyonce From Target, More

December 21st, 2013 12:03pm EST
Demi Lovato
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Demi Lovato Appalled By X Factor Joke: It was Demi Lovato's last show on reality competition The X Factor, but she didn't exactly get a friendly send-off. Instead, producers created a piece with the intention of teasing her for disagreeing with Simon Cowell all the time - and instead appeared to mock her for her past drinking problems.

Verdict: True. During the show, Mario Lopez introduced the piece an...
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Beyonce Kisses Madonna's Daughter During Brooklyn Concert

December 20th, 2013 7:00pm EST
Beyonce Kisses Mercy James
Beyonce kissed Madonna's adorable daughter Mercy James during a concert at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday night.

During the last stop of her "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour, the pop star planted on the 9-year-old girl's forehead, and her proud mama was there to capture the moment.

"Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B!" Madonna wrote on instagram with an accompanying photo.

Madonna also posted a photo of Beyonce performing, writing: "Mrs. Carter crushes the BK with her bad ass show! Girls run the world! #srtforfreedom"

Madonna has four children - 17-yea...
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Beyoncé Makes It 5 Number One Albums In A Row

December 19th, 2013 10:45pm EST
Beyonce
Beyoncé tops the Billboard 200 chart with her fifth studio album, the self-titled Beyoncé. This is huge news, considering the week was initially expected to be a bit slower with Garth Brooks, R. Kelly, and Childish Gambino stealing the notable headlines. Released just Friday, December 13 exclusively to iTunes (CDs are on their way save for Target), Beyoncé not only scores her fifth consecutive no. 1 album, but also her biggest sales week with 617,000 copies sold. Billboard earlier reported that Beyoncé had the largest selling sales week for an iTunes album. Compare it to the opening wee...
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Beyonce's Self-Titled Album Makes Chart History, R. Kelly's 'Black Panties Debuts' At #4

December 19th, 2013 8:44am EST
Beyonce
Beyonce is the first woman to hit number one on the Billboard charts with her first five studio albums. Her 14-song, 17-music video compilation that dropped unexpectedly on Dec. 13, sold 617,000 copies in its first week.

"Beyonce" surpasses her 2006 album "B'Day," which sold 541,000 its first week. The pop star's latest project is currently only available via iTunes. A physical copy will be available from retailers between Dec. 18 and 20.

Beyonce also sets the record for the highest sales by a female artist in 2013, as well as the year's fourth-biggest sales week overall, just behind Drak...
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Target Refuses To Sell Beyonce’s New Album

December 17th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Beyonce
If you were looking to buy a physical copy of Beyonce’s record-breaking album, you won’t find it at Target.

Target has taken a stand against Beyonce’s digital-first release, saying their stores will not carry the CD when it releases next week.

Target spokesperson Erica Julkowski tells Billboard, "At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections.

While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and we have appreciated partnering wit...
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Beyonce's Surprise Fifth Album Is Quite A Surprising Listen As Well

December 16th, 2013 10:03am EST
Beyonce
Beyoncé truly shocked the world on Friday, December 13 by releasing her fifth studio album, Beyoncé without anyone expecting her to do so.  While Mrs. Carter had alluded to the fact that she’d be releasing new music before the end of the year, typically by December, album releases are set. Most artists (and labels) tend to be afraid to release a studio album too close to Christmas time; usually some blockbuster holiday album gains momentum.  Beyoncé’s unannounced release of Beyoncé potentially makes a relatively quiet release week suddenly a lot louder (no disrespect R. Kelly or Childish Ga...
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Beyonce's Surprise Album Headed Towards Number One

December 14th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce sold a whopping 80,000 copies of her surprise new album in just hours. On Thursday night, the pop star stunned fans and the music industry after she dropped 14 new songs and 17 videos online, causing thousands of people to download the project on iTunes.

Several celebrities have touted the new release. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz posted on Twitter, "I'm in love with @Beyonce she has reinvented music and the industry. Sexiest album."

Fellow singer Katy Perry cancelled her Friday plans so she could digest Beyonce's new album, tweeting, "Don't talk to me today unless it's about @Beyon...
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Beyonce Pays Tribute To Actor Paul Walker At L.A. Concert

December 7th, 2013 7:58am EST
Beyonce
Beyonce honored late actor Paul Walker during a recent gig at the Los Angeles Staples Center. The pop star told the crowd, "I dedicate this song to Paul Walker," according to MTV.com.

The singer then performed a rendition of Whitney Houston's “I Will Always Love You” before launching into her own hit, “Halo.”

Concertgoers at the Dec. 3 show included reality star Khloe Kardashian, actress Zoe Saldana and “Fashion Police” co-host Kelly Osbourne.

Following the performance, Fans tweeted about the experience. One user, Tayler Wilson, wrote: "When @Beyonce sang Whitney Houston I will always lo...
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Beyonce Shows Off Bikini Body In Playful Photos

December 5th, 2013 8:00pm EST
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Beyonce took a recent break from her "Mrs. Carter" world tour to relax by the beach. The singer shared some photos of herself kicking back in a bikini on her Tumblr page.

Queen B chilled out in a colorful, striped high-waisted bikini under a palm tree and on a floatie on the water. The 32-year-old also showed off her curves in a a blue two-piece bikini against a jungle-like backdrop.

The pop star recently helped her husband celebrate his 44th birthday in Los Angeles. The couple have revealed they are following a vegan diet for 22 days as a "spiritual and physical cleanse."

On Wednesday, ...
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Blue Ivy Carter Rocks A Studded Leather Jacket

December 5th, 2013 4:03pm EST
Blue Ivy Carter
Blue Ivy Carter is already showing off her fashionista side at the tender age of 23 months.

Beyonce shared a picture of the adorable toddler on her Instagram account. In the snap, Blue Ivy is wearing a leather jacket with studs spelling out "Miss Blue Carter" on the back. She's also already wearing skinny jeans and floral shoes, and check out that awesome hair!

The daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z will turn 2 this coming January and probably have one of the best birthday parties ever. While her parents have been protective of her and have been trying to keep her away from the constant snappi...
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Beyonce & Jay Z 'To Go Completely Vegan' For 22 Days

December 4th, 2013 5:00pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce and her husband Jay Z are drastically changing their diet for the next 22 days. The couple was inspired by a close friend to give up meat and dairy products, so they are going vegan until Christmas Day.

Jay Z, who turns 44 today, explained on his Life and Times blog: "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way.

"On December 3, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!

"This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan...
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Beyonce Is Most Searched Star On The Internet

December 2nd, 2013 11:34pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce has dethroned Kim Kardashian as the most-searched celebrity of 2013 on the world's second-largest search engine, Bing.com.

Queen B's busy year began in February, when she performed at halftime during Super Bowl XLVII. She followed that with a world tour and even pulled in a Grammy award.

Kardashian dropped to number-two, while singers Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna round out the top five.

Justin Bieber, who has made headlines all year long and for all the wrong reasons, finished sixth and is one of only two men to land on the list. The other, U.S. President Barack Obama, came ...
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